Had a glass: Pacific Rim Riesling

Source: http://rieslingrules.com/

Where: Bin 941
Price: $10/glass; $50/bottle
Consumer cost markup: 163% (glass/bottle)
Wine List value: Highly recommended, excellent with fish/mussels, and anything with Asian flavours or spice. Shame the markup is so high…

Vintage: N/V
Producer: Pacific Rim
Variety: Riesling
Region: USA
Sub-region: Columbia Valley, WA
ABV: 11.5%
Price: $19 (MW)

He says: I love this wine, and it’s a great value from the bottle shop, and still a hit when dining at Bin 941 (despite the high markup). It’s like all my ex-girlfriends, a bit sweet at the start, and then bitingly acidic as I got to know them. Not surprisingly, I also found all my ex-girlfriends more tolerable with a meal. Bottom line: drinking this on its own will lead to a bitter, sour ending.

She says: Beautiful aromatics that keeps drawing your nose back to the glass. Not quite as well balanced as some other washington state rieslings although I hardly expected elegance from a wine with such a gimmicky label.

Tasting note

Looks like: Clear, Med lemon colour
Smells like: Developing, Med+ intensity, petrol (gasoline), honey, green fruit
Tastes like: Starts off with a bit of sugar then finishes super dry, high acid, med+ body, med alcohol, med+ intensity, honey, petrol, green fruit, citrus, lemon/lime, med+ length
Summary: Very Good, Ready to drink but can keep

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